The Girls’ Christmas Wishlists, 2017

Thanksgiving week is already here! If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, I am guessing you might this weekend.

In our home we do our best to try to keep presents an after thought, not the reason for Christmas. We love buying gifts for our girls, but we never want Christmas to be about them.

Having said that, every year I share our girls’ wish lists. Things they have been saying they want, things I think they’d want and things I maybe even have already picked up for them too. It’s a fun way to give others gift ideas and document the things they are loving.

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The Kids Behind The Blog, The Final Link-Up

For the past 18 months I have been sharing monthly interviews with my girls in a series called ‘The Kids Girls Behind The Blog. I have loved doing these posts and sharing more about my ladies with my readers. However, today will be the final link-up of this series.
 
Some of you may be wondering why, so I wanted to be real and give you an honest answer. It really isn’t one reason, it’s several different thing. The biggest of which is a desire, of the hosts, to have one less thing to be committed to. So in an effort to cut some stuff out and scale back, some things just have to go.
 
This has always been a very small link-up and I have so much appreciation for bloggers like Sarah, Dara and Stefanie who have consistently joined us for the long haul. Thank you ladies.
 
Even though the link-up will be over, don’t be surprised one bit if I still post the occasional interview with my girls and continue this series in a more sporadic & laid back way. 
 

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The Kids Behind The Blog, August 2017

Today is another edition of one of my favorite monthly linkups, The Kids (or in my case, girls) Behind the Blog. Every month I giggle, nod, gasp, and lol my way through these posts. I love the sweet innocence of complete and brutal honesty that the kiddos so willingly dish out.

This months questions don’t really have a theme and are a bit deeper than some of the questions we’ve done in the past. I was pretty excited to interview the girls this month and get their thoughts since most of the time the answers come to them so easily. 

If you could change one of your family’s rules what would you change?

Marissa // I don’t know… (struggles for a long time) That we could go to bed later!!!
Emily // That we could eat cake all of the time!
Mom thoughts // I am not surprised that Marissa struggled with this one, after all she is the typical “first-born rule follower”.

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The Kids Behind The Blog, July 2017

It’s time for another interview with my favorite girls!

On the second Wednesday of every month I share all about the kids, or shall I say girls, behind the blog. We’ve been doing these posts for well over a year now and it easily turned into one of my favorite ways to document them. This months questions are more summer related ones, about important stuff like treats, travels, & more.

What do you need to make s’mores?

Marissa// Chocolate, graham crackers, and REALLY big marshmallows.
Emily// Graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.
Mom thoughts// Seems like I have taught them to be very traditional.

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The Kids Behind The Blog, May 2017

Today is another edition of one of my favorite monthly linkups, The Kids (or in my case, girls) Behind the Blog. Every month I giggle, nod, gasp, and lol my way through these posts. I love the sweet innocence of complete and brutal honesty that the kiddos so willingly dish out.

This month questions did not disappoint. But, when you ask a 6-year-old what their favorite childhood memory is you are bound to get a confused look and a silly answer.

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